Our not-so-little-anymore publishing line has added three brand new products.
It’s been fun to watch each of them develop, I’m always amazed to see something go from an idea, to a proposal, to a contract, to a draft, to a manuscript, to a finished project. It’s a crazy and fun process full of late nights, prayer, learning, and triumph.
One of the crazy things about starting The Youth Cartel line of products has been, for me, learning how to make a book a book.
Prior to starting our product line I’d never made anything for print. Sure, I’d designed stuff. But it was always for the web.
Designing for print is a different beast altogether.
Each week I produce a short, free resource called YouTube You Can Use.
It’s kind of self-explanatory what it is. It’s a short YouTube clip, a devotional thought, and some discussion questions. You can use it however you want… but here is a short list of how I’m hearing it’s used around the country:
Just a quick PSA before Kristen and I disappear to Joshua Tree for a couple of days.
Amazon is having a little sale with Cartel books on the Kindle.
Each of our 6 titles on Kindle are $.99 each.
Marko and I are spending the next two days together at a little offsite retreat in Carlsbad.
Believe it or not, it’s taken about 6 months to get this on the calendar. We’ve needed to do it but just been too busy. Heck, we’re not in the same place for 2 days very often without a heavy to do list. So it’s not been for lack of need or desire. It just took this long.
It’s 2-days to not work on day-to-day stuff. We meet fairly regularly to do that. Those are “who’s got what” meetings. They are high function and typically looking at things that are happening right now.
This is what I’m calling the Phase 3 meeting.
Today is the early bird deadline for The Summit. After today the price goes up by a whopping $20. But hey, $20 is $20.
$20 is easy to blow, isn’t it? I’ve always had this mental image that I can hold a $20 bill and not spend it. But as soon as I break that $20 bill it just evaporates.
With that in mind I thought it’d be fun to think about awesome things you could do with $20. Whether that’s $20 saved on The Summit registration or $20 earned while babysitting your next door neighbors pet tarantula.
Awesome Things to Do With $20
Lately, I’ve been buried in the design and production of three brand new books from The Youth Cartel. This pushes our active catalog to 8 titles and we’ve got a lot more really exciting things coming pretty soon.
Practically speaking, that means that I’ve been heavily involved in designing covers, layout, setting them up to sell, and actually getting them printed and in stock.